Gymnura crebripunctata

(Peters, 1869)

Longsnout butterfly ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae

Reference of the original description
Peters, W.C.H. (1869)
Über neue oder weniger bekannte Fische des Berliner Zoologischen Museums. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaft zu Berlin, 1869, 703–711

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Gymnura afuerae, Pteroplatea afuerae, Pteroplatea crebripunctata, Pteroplatea rava

Gymnura crebripunctata
Holotype: ZMB: 7068
Gymnura afuerae
Holotype: USNM: 77709;
Pteroplatea rava
Holotype: SU: 11587 (not 1587)

Description :

Citation: Gymnura crebripunctata (Peters, 1869): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Common names
spa Raya manta, spa Raya mariposa picuda, spa Tuyo picudo, fra \(T\) Raie-papillon bécune, eng Butterfly ray, eng Longsnout butterfly ray, eng Mazatlan butterfly ray

Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California and Panama. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: unreliable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this order

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
31.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9255))

demersal; marine

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)